Teaching piety to today’s youth

This may indeed sound like a pipe dream or an illusion, given the way many young people nowadays are, but this simply has to be done.

Ideological Colonialism

It is common belief that the age of colonialism is of the past. This may be true of political colonialism, that is, one nation taking over another territory usually from another continent, lording it over the people there, getting their natural and human resources, and imposing their system of governance.

Christ in the making

THAT’S what we all are in this life. We are still a work in progress. We as a creature of God are still under construction. And the completion of that divine project is when we become another Christ, “alter Christus.”

The metaphors of the net

Some fifty-three or so years ago, not one would have thought—not even Pope Paul VI who initiated the celebrations of World Communications Day in 1966

Were those glitches merely technical?

Suspicions surrounding the 2019 midterm elections are mounting.  Although the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has assessed that this political exercise was quite a success, there is a growing speculation that it may have been rigged.

When the legitimate becomes immoral

WE have to be careful with this possibility that, sad to say, has become rampant nowadays. It cannot be denied that we are aware of the many blessings we have, and the many rights of our human condition.

Labor and Capital

IN any business there are two components that are needed: labor and capital. No business venture can take off the ground if there is no capital.

Moral and technological progress

THESE should go together. The tragedy of our times is precisely because our technological progress is not matched by progress in the spiritual and moral life. We need to do everything to put the two together.

Neutralizing the propagandists

Facebook, the top social media platform in the country and throughout the world has announced on March 29, 2019 that it has taken down 200 pages and accounts in both Facebook and Instagram that were credited to Nic Gabunada, who is known to be President Duterte’s social media manager in his 2016 electoral campaign.

Transparency and accountability

IF we want our life to be good, we need to develop a keen sense of transparency and accountability. These traits assure us that we are on the right path.

To kill a priest

HARPER Lee’s extremely popular “To Kill a Mockingbird” which was published and translated into 40 languages  and a global readership of about 35 million, not to mention a Pulitzer Prize, is weaved on a child’s awakening into harsh realities of their times such as prejudice and racism—and therefore on a careful development of human values and morals.

Media and information literacy

WE need to have due concern for this matter. We are now in a fast-moving-and-evolving digital world and we cannot afford to be ignorant and illiterate in its ways. We have to level up.